The House of the Dragon continues to expand its cast for the expected premiere, which is still scheduled for 2022. According to Variety, the prequel to Game of Thrones added seven new actors: Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, and Gavin Spokes. You may recognize some of them for their participation in other productions. Graham McTavish, for example, gave life to Dwalin in the trilogy of The Hobbit.
On The House of the Dragon, Ryan Corr will play Being Harwin Strong, also known as “Rompehuesos”. He is the eldest son of Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal. Some consider him to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms, hence his nickname. For his part, Jefferson Hall will stand at the feet of Lord Jason Lannister, Lord of Rock Casterly (Casterly Rock) and twin of Tyland Lannister. From HBO they describe him as a “cunning and calculating” character.
David Horovitch will be Grand Master Mellos, “voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys Targaryen”, mentions his description in The House of the Dragon. We will see the aforementioned Graham McTavish in the role of Ser Harrold Westerling, a faithful servant of the Kingsguard since the time of King Jaehaerys Targaryen. It is a “model of chivalry and honor.”
Matthew Needham will play Larys Strong, son of Lyonel Strong. To finish Bill Paterson will play Lord Lyman Beesbury, also an advisor to King Viserys Targaryen, while Gavin Spokes will do the same with Lord Lyonel Strong, Master of Laws of Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
They all join the confirmed leads of The House of the Dragon: Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Paddy Considine (Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightowe), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake” ), Eve Best (Rhaenys Velaryon) and Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria).
The House of the Dragon will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Obviously, true to its name, the story will focus on the House of Targaryen, perhaps the most popular in the universe created by George RR Martin. It does not have a specific release date yet, but we know that it will be part of the original HBO Max catalog sometime in 2022. Its premiere is not in jeopardy despite difficulties that arose during filming due to COVID-19.